Checked out the Thunderbirds performance today but instead of a closeup visit, we decided to watch from afar at a quieter distance. And something’s not right with my camera. See those black smudges in the center of the pics? Not sure where they’re coming from.
And yes, Threadless.com was represented.
I noticed my car radio is dialed into 96.3 KRTR more often – a sign I’m getting older. I’ve been taking a break from my iPod to listen to weather and traffic reports, but I can’t really find a station to lock in on. I know that it’s gonna be a good night for the boom boom pow if I blame it on the alcohol. And yes, I know the androgynous Lady Gaga wants to just dance and take a ride on my disco stick. Is there anything else playing?
And to Maleko, you’re okay but at times a little rude. KC and Taka, not understanding what Taka is saying was fun years ago, now it’s kinda annoying. Sam Da Man, you had chance, but the pair of Rory and Gregg still reign. The range and spontaneity of these guys still can’t be touched. Only if the Wake Up Crew weren’t on 98.5 (which still isn’t programmed into my radio). I just can’t get into their music format. But then if I do, maybe that’s yet another sign that I’m getting older.
4. The fish in the tidepools are big fans!
3. You can learn to blow a conch shell and light the torches on the resort’s grounds.
2. The Lodge has an awesome spot for you in their garden! Click on the image for a panoramic view.
1. After checking in, you can find out your Hawaiian name. I want to know what “Roaming Gnome” is in Hawaiian.
And a bonus reason why you need to visit Lanai! As a learned traveler, you can help these guys out with their A-B-Cs. 😉
If you’re island hopping, be sure to check out Dwellable.com for rental reviews.
The Four Seasons Lodge at Koele, Lanai is tech savvy running Google’s Chrome on their public use computers.
And they provide charging stations for a variety of devices.
Though, please note that the iPhone/iPod charger is not compatible with an iPhone 3G (and assumedly 3Gs). When I tried it, the iPhone complained and would not charge with this accessory.
Pictures of things I seen over the weekend.
Foot Locker is making its upstairs return at Ala Moana. Right now, Foot Locker is in the dungeons of the mall.
Here’s an inside peek.
It is true! Build-a-Bear is no longer.
Season or series finale for Janie and Jack kids clothes? This store is looking kinda bare inside. Supposedly it’s to get rid of last season’s stuff, but you never know.
Now here’s an interesting distinction… Hawaii is ranked the 8th city meanest to the homeless. I didn’t know such a stat was tracked. But if our state is going to be in the top 10, why not shoot for the top stop?
Maybe we can tap the homeless for some pee power.
How about making a picture book or web site of our homeless? Now that would be mean.
As a side tangent is the Mango Man really still with us or not? There are conflicting reports of his whereabouts. There is a guy that sure likes the Mango Man in Kailua, but is it the original Mango Man?
And what’s with that homeless guy usually at intersections in Liliha? He usually wears Jordan brand clothes as he asks for donations. Those are some respectable clothes he got on.
But of course, otherwise how can you afford “lucky you live Hawaii?”
Yes, Hawaii does lead the US in the percent of millionaires per overall population. A millionaire is defined as a “household… with $1 million or more in investable or liquid assets, excluding sponsored retirement plans and real estate,” and Hawaii has 28,363 of them.
Here’s the top five:
- Hawaii (6.4 percent)
- Maryland (6.3 percent)
- New Jersey (6.2 percent)
- Connecticut (6.2 percent)
- Virginia (5.5 percent)
Personally, I think a fair share of Hawaii millionaires live in Mauka, the stomping grounds of the Tabasco Man’s expanding kingdom.
First, there was Paul van Dyk’s Best of
on sale at Amazon. iTunes followed with Jason Nevins presenting Ultra Weekend 5. Now the mainstream dance and trance DJ trifecta is complete with Amazon’s pre-release of Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Vegas. 2 CDs worth of tunes for $4!
Can you believe Ala Moana Center is turning 50 years old on Thursday, August 13, 2009? That’s even before Hawaii became a U.S. state!
As part of the mall’s 50th Anniversary, there are some planned events and celebrations including a photo contest where patrons can send in their favorite picture of Ala Moana from the past 5 decades. Selected photos will be displayed at the Centerstage area from August 13-31, and the winner will receive a $250 Ala Moana gift card.
I’m thinking Ala Moana should go super social with this photo contest and really capture the years of the mall. Why not invite shoppers to submit a massive photostream of their pictures online? I’d like to see and remember how Ala Moana has changed over the years, and I think the only way to document that is through pictures from the people. I’d like to see the comings and goings of stores and all the various construction projects the center has seen.
As is, I can barely remember the days of Liberty House, before the upscale shopping and dining of the third floor. I want to see pictures of the bird (or was it monkey) cage outside of Shirokiya. How about pictures of the original Farrells? What was there before the Apple Store? Wasn’t it some kind of luggage store?
It’d be really cool if all these user submitted pictures were organized and overlaid on an online map of the center where viewers could take a virtual stroll through its history in pictures. This would be very intensive to establish and maintain but just think of all the memories!
One other downer is that all the really good pictures would be of the developed type, not digital, making online uploading more bothersome. Too bad Ala Moana couldn’t set up a few kiosks throughout the mall where users could scan and upload their favorite pics.
Seeing all the pictures of old and new Ala Moana would definitely make people remember its place in Hawaii traditions.